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Subject: Re: [office-comment] Public Comment


comment-form@oasis-open.org wrote:
> Comment from: patrick9@net-link.net
> Will the OASIS Open Office XML Format be self contained? For example will there be one file containing font, pictures, and text, similar to a pdf file. Or will fonts, pictures, etc. be seperate files?

There are two variants of the OpenDocument format (please notice the
name change), one is full self contained, the other one partially.

In the first variant, the document itself is a zip file (or so called
package). This package contains several XML streams describing the
content of the document. Pictures are stored as separate sub documents
within the package. Fonts could be stored in the package as well. This
variant is full self contained.

In the second variant, the full content is stored within a single XML
file. Images are included base64 encoded. Embedding fonts within the XML
file is not supported, but external files could be referenced.

Best regards

Michael Brauer

OASIS OpenDocument TC chair

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